Original 1966 Dated British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers - Size 2
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About this item
An original pair of British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers dated 1966 and in a size 2.
Officially designated 'Trouser Combat 1960 Pattern', this pattern came into use with the British Army in the 1960s and were based on the 1952 Pattern uniform issued to British troops serving in Korea. These trousers would have been issued as part of a set which included a matching combat jacket.
The trousers are made from a plain, olive green coloured cotton sateen and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a map pocket to the left leg. The trousers also have reinforced knees, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops. A metal zipper closes the fly and is plain to the front and has 'Made in England' stamped to the rear, denoting the manufacturer as 'Flash'.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present. One label is an instruction label whilst the other is the issue label. The label states the size as Size 2 and the maker's name as 'C. WIlliams & Son Ltd' which is a rare maker to find. The 1966 date is present along with the War Department broad arrow marking. The original owner has added his name in ink which reads 'Lieutenant Wilkinson'.
The trousers will suit around a 30" waist and when laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 28 1/2"
Outside leg - 42"
Cuff - 8"
The condition of the trousers is good with various signs of wear and use. Overall they display well and look to be very wearable but are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have other small issues commensurate with age.
All in all a good pair of combat trousers with a nice clear label.